Principal
Photograph of Arthur D. Azana

Arthur D. Azana

Principal (A.D. Azana Ltd. - Partner)

604.742.5440 aazana@dhgroup.ca

Arthur joined D&H Group LLP in 1994, and has been an income tax specialist since 1997. Arthur advises clients on a variety of income tax matters, from dealing with the Canada Revenue Agency on specific issues and filings to planning for major transactions. He also has particular expertise in dealing with both inbound and outbound cross border tax matters, in dealing with U.S. tax matters for Canadian residents, and in dealing with taxation issues for First Nations organizations and individuals.

Arthur also has a broad range of industry experience, including real estate, technology, hospitality, resource, and manufacturing, and he has authored articles and made presentations on various income tax matters in Canada and abroad.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS /ORGANIZATIONS

  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Member, CPABC Taxation Forum
  • Founding Member, Asian Real Estate Association of America – Vancouver Chapter

PERSONAL VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

  • Director and Treasurer of the Asian Real Estate Association of America – Vancouver Chapter, a not-for-profit organization for real estate industry professionals

ARTICLES AND PRESENTATIONS

“Running for the Border”, CMA Management Magazine, October 2009

“Taxation of Non-Resident Owned Real Estate”, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver-Westside Division, November 2010

“Tax Tips & Traps”, UBC AAPS, January 2011

“Wills and Estate Planning”, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver-Westside Division, February 2012

Lorman Education Services, “Doing Business in Canada,” Nov 2012 and Nov 2013

“Cross Border Tax Guide for Real Estate Investors”, CHMB Radio, March 2013

“Doing Business in Canada – Cross border Planning and Entity Selection”, WSCPA International Tax Conference, May 2014

“Taxation in Canada”, AREAA–Vancouver Chapter, February 2015

“Trusts”, Vancouver ABC New Immigrants, November 2014 and February 2015

“Tax Tips & Traps” and “RRSP Tips and Traps”, CPABC, Annual

Your Team
Education
  • BCom, University of British Columbia
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (Chartered Accountant – 1997)
  • CPA Canada In-Depth Tax course
  • CPA Canada Corporate Reorganizations course
  • CPA Canada International Tax course
Experience
  • Corporate Structuring & Reorganizations
  • Estate & Trust Planning
  • Sale and Purchase of a Business
  • Inbound and Outbound Cross-Border Tax Matters
  • Tax Planning on Immigration to and Emigration from Canada